Welcome to Art Journeys!
Original Art by
JD (Donna) is a painter and printmaker whose art is inspired by the beauty and complexity of the
Although her work is largely realistic, she also enjoys composing images that
combine realistic views of landscapes with memories and dreamed images. She began painting in watercolor after a career in
public education and has studied printmaking as a special student at Colby College. Her studio is at her home in Oakland,
I am fascinated by the interconnectedness of all forms of life, from both scientific
and spiritual perspectives. “Dreaming Beyond the Night Sky” was created while I read stories
of Native American spiritual beliefs. As I incorporated a Buddhist meditation practice called metta into my life, “LovingKindness”
Once I begin work, my memories, dreams, and imaginings come into play, such as
my mid-winter anticipation of spring’s arrival (Beneath a Full Moon I) or envisioning the heavy steps
of a baby African elephant (Botswana Baby). As I learn more about the Earth and creatures with
whom we share her, I am continually inspired.
My current series is inspired by the Belgrade Lakes area
of Maine, near my home. The images are completed in pencil, then pen & ink, followed by watercolor. I am just beginning
to paint with alcohol inks on both paper and canvas. These images are inspired by the Belgrade Lakes
and by the coast of Maine.
The buttons on the left will lead you to the image galleries, plus additional information
on the artist and options for ordering originals, prints, and note cards.
Many of the art images on this website are available in matted print and note card formats at my
"artjourneys" storefront on ETSY.com. If you see an image here that you do not see listed there, feel free
to write to me through my email link either here or on ETSY and I will list the piece for you. To find me on ETSY, click through
to http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5013398 or cut & paste this link.
NOTE: My Etsy.com storefront is temporarily closed. It will reopen in September 2017.
If you want more information on a particular piece, please contact me using the
direct email link at the bottom of this page.
Wyeth's Place, Monhegan Island, Maine, watercolor 2004.
the artist by email, please CLICK HERE.
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